Nashville may not be a coastal city, but our restaurants still manage to have some pretty darn fresh sushi! Today, we’re sorting through all the great places to pick up California rolls (and more) and sharing our favorites with you. While there are many staple places not on this list, we wanted to compile the best places to go when you want lots of choices and perhaps feel adventurous enough to try something new. Don’t get us wrong — Bricktops has some great sushi, but we wanted to highlight the restaurants that specialize exclusively in those tasty Japanese rolls! Without further ado, here are 14 places to get the best sushi in Nashville, listed alphabetically.
Where to Get the Best Sushi in Nashville
101 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201• (615) 915-0888
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to close; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m. to close
One of our favorite places to visit on weekend excursions downtown, Acme is more than just a popular bar. The riverfront restaurant does still have upscale bar food and fabulous cocktails, but their selection of sushi is equally delicious. Their fresh nigiri and classic rolls are all reasonably priced and will definitely satiate your sushi craving!
1108 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217 • (615) 321-2444
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
One of Nashville’s favorites, Ken’s Sushi moved from Downtown over a year ago and has seen tremendous success at their new spot in Berry Hill. They have so many great rolls in all kinds of variations. Nigiri, sashimi, traditional rolls, and rolls without rice area all available.
109 2nd Ave. N, Nashville, TN 37201 • (615) 244-7900
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A hidden gem amongst Nashville’s bustling Downtown restaurant scene, Ichiban wows patrons with its authentic Japanese sushi. Great service and a wide selection of rolls to choose from make this one of the best places to go for dining in or carrying out!
East Nashville: 923 Main St, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 454-3538
Melrose: 2535 Franklin Road, Nashville, TN 37204 • (615) 942-6208
Franklin: 102 Lumber Drive, Franklin, TN 37064 • (615) 538-6018
We love Koi Sushi & Thai for their menu full of rolls that are both tasty to eat and pretty to see. The family owned restaurant has a fun ambiance perfect for the family and will have you leaving with a happy belly and a happy wallet!
1000 Gallatin Avenue, Suite A, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 712-7409
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m.
This funky and fresh sushi restaurant offers all your favorite rolls in a fun atmosphere with great service. Nomzilla is also known for their make your own maki roll, which allows you to decide exactly what goes inside your bundle of seaweed goodness. The East Nashville eatery used to be in Edgehill Village, so be sure to check out their new location!
2300 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 933-6262
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nestled in Midtown near the Vanderbilt campus, Nama offers a modern take on sushi. Their speciality rolls pair perfectly with the delicious cocktails, while the trendy ambiance makes Nama the perfect spot for a sushi date night.
330 Franklin Road, Brentwood, TN 37027 • (615) 370-1493
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Saturday, 5 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This Brentwood favorite is a mom and pop style sushi restaurant. Peter and his wife pride themselves on the freshness of their ingredients and the quality of their service. Peter’s Sushi & Thai is a must the next time you spend the day shopping and exploring Brentwood.
2017 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212 • (615) 297-2070
Hours: Monday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
We love all this Belmont staple has to offer! The Asian influence is clear in all their menu items, but their extensive sushi list full of classic rolls and unique specialties will satisfy any sushi connoisseur. Try their rolls inspired by our beautiful city – the Belmont and the Nashville!
2209 Elliston Place, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 320-5438
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Praised by the Scene as one of Nashville’s best sushi joints, Samurai boasts incredibly flavorful rolls on their menu. The restaurant combines many different types of fish and sauces to create unique pieces of sushi that wow your tastebuds. We especially love the Volcano roll – try it next time you’re on Elliston!
40 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37205 • (615) 356-6600
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The expansive sushi list at Sonobana in Sylvan Park is perfect for those who want to try something new and different. The restaurant of course has your standard (but still delicious) California and Rainbow rolls, but they have so many other fantastic options to try.
1900 Eastland Ave, Nashville, TN 37206 • (615) 454-2731
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Two Ten Jack combines the best of Japanese with the best of the South in their neighborhood pub. The East Nashville establishment has a selection of maki, nigiri, sashimi, and yakitori making it perfect for those well versed in the varieties of sushi. With a trendy atmosphere that matches the menu, Two Ten Jack is a must for your next night on the town!
1126 McGavock St, Nashville, TN 37203 • (615) 254-1902
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sunday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Stylish and chic, Virago fits in perfectly amongst M Street’s other eateries. Their Asian-inspired menu is full of creativity with flavors that will challenge and surprise your palette. We especially love the yellow tail with jalapeño and cilantro roll! They also have an impressive list of sashimi, for those who want to skip the roll and just enjoy fresh fish.
101 Market Exchange Court, Franklin, TN 37067 • (615) 778-0081
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Wild Ginger in Franklin has elegant food, served by talented staff, in a beautiful atmosphere – an absolute must when you are looking for an upscale sushi restaurant. It is perfect for nights out and business lunches, though we recommend making a reservation.
209 10th Ave. S #215, Nashville, TN • (615) 251-1441
Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday 12 p.m. to 1o p.m.
Tucked in Cummins Station, this sushi spot in Downtown Nashville is perfect to grab a quick bite. Their menu is long and offers something for everyone whether or not you like sushi.